“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Floodin' down in Texas

I stood at my front door, watching,
then stepped outside
for a couple of pictures.
This creek is 7 feet deep or so;
water over my head
if I had the bad luck
to be down there at that time.
I said a couple of quick prayers
to keep it from flooding across the bridge
& in my front door.
Across the bridge it came anyway,
but not quite to the door.
A good day.
Thank you God.


  1. Oh my goodness! How frightening! Please stay safe...

  2. I know! How much more rain are we going to get? I couldn't even get down the brick path to the pond this morning. Enough already! Be safe, girl!

  3. Holy Cows!!! It seems unreal given that it is sunny and warm and crispy citters dry here in NM.
    Too much adventure for one day (and it looks like it started off that way).

  4. The flood that almost drowned you?

    I'm obsessed with storms nowadays. What will I find after it stops raining?

  5. Sooooo.....Had much rain lately? Keep safe and dry.

  6. Celeste - This happens more often than I like to think about, and is really way more annoying than frightening. I HATE cleaning up after water gets in the house. :)

    Brenda - Looks like it's over for now, huh? Thankfully!

    Paula - I walked into the living room this morning & could see water splashing up in the creek - normally it's not visible from inside the house - and just thought, well . . . I need a coke. :)

    Mermaid - Oooohhh, what will you find? It's always amazing to see what gets washed away!

    Christy - Girl! Even the underside of my umbrella was drenched. I had to dry it off to use it again!

    :) Debi

  7. Sjoe! I am glad you are safe.

    Catching up with your posts was such a gift to my heart. I'm sorry I missed your birthday so I asked every new leaf in my garden to blow you a kiss.

    And the owls to send you a soft dream feather.

  8. The power of water is amazing! Your photos really show it!

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, for it must be soon! May your day and year have abundant blessings, smiles and dreams come true!

  9. Un believe able! But very beautiful all the same!
    Sandra Evertson

  10. Hele - I cannot tell you how much I love the thought & the picture painted in my head of all your new leaves blowing me a kiss! And a owl feather for my dreams. Muchas gracias! :)

    Tammie - I learned to drive in Southern Arizona, where they have flash floods, especially in late summer, and I learned to respect the power of moving water. And thank you for all the birthday blessings!!

    Sandra - Pretty amazing, huh? And I live in town!

    :) Debi

  11. You guys really get the extreme weather down there, don't you????

    Here, we usually get two kinds of weather...sun or rain...usually rain.

    But I'm thinkin I should move to Texas...so much more exciting!


  12. Holy cow!! I would love to have a creek, but... OH my. Glad it didn't make it into your house.

  13. Jaime - We do. But we don't get tons of snow or anything. We do get ice storms though. :(

    Relyn - It's pretty cool & Lord knows you keep an eye on the rain when it starts really pouring down.
    I, too, am glad it didn't make it in the house. Knock on wood.

    :) Debi


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